U.S. Department of Homeland Security Countering Violent Extremism Program (DHC CVE Program)

Violent extremists are defined as “individuals who support or commit ideologically-motivated violence to further political goals.” Violent Extremist threats within the United States can come from a range of violent extremist groups and individuals, including Domestic

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DHS Priorities for Understanding and Countering Violent Extremism

Our approach to CVE emphasizes the strength of local communities. We begin with the premise that well-informed and well–equipped families, communities, and local institutions represent the best defense against violent extremist ideologies.

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The Department’s efforts are focused on three broad objectives
  1. Understand Violent Extremism
  2. Support Local Communities
  3. Support Local Law Enforcement
  4. Supporting Local Communities
  5. Links

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DHS CVE Structure and Office Functions

The Department’s CVE efforts have continued to adapt as the threat has evolved. Efforts have been undertaken to catalogue, coordinate, and institutionalize CVE efforts and resources across DHS.

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International Partnerships

DHS works with foreign governments, international organizations, and various U.S. Embassies across the world to develop and implement CVE programs.

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